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RUGBY, St Marie (R.C.) 8, 14-3-2 in F

Grid Reference 140/502744 Rugby RC Church - Source: www.rugbychurches.co.uk
Postcode CV22 5EL
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History

Near to the school this, like the parish church, has two towers, one having a spire. The reason for this is also similar. The original tower is the saddleback one, built in 1846/7. The church was extended northwards in 1864-7 by the addition of a new nave and chancel. The tower itself was added in 1871/2.

The bells were cast to ringing weights but the tower might not be strong enough to have them hung as a ringing peal. They are hung on one level between four wooden beams, 1, 2 & 3 on the west side of the tower, 7 & 8 in the middle and 4, 5 & 6 on the east side. They are difficult to examine as they are hung well above the belfry floor. They are chimed from a clavier in the ringing room.

The smaller saddleback tower of the older part of the church would take a light 6 if you have a spare one going! It contains a single bell by C. & G. Mears, 1847 (5-3-21), which was hung for ringing, but became unringable and was rehung for lever chiming by Taylors, Eayre & Smith in 2006.

Details of the Bells

1 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   4-2-14  27.50"
2 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   4-3-10  28.00"
3 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   5-1-15  29.50" 
4 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   6-1-14  32.00"
5 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   7-0-26  34.00"
6 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871   8-1-17  36.00"
7 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871  10-0-25  39.25"
8 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel  1871  14-3-02  45.75"

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